“The skinny on #AMonthOfFaves:
Join hosts Girlxoxo, Traveling with T and Estella’s Revenge for our 4th annual #AMonthofFaves blog event – a fun way to recap the year that was. We have every day of the event (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) planned out for you, so you can join in anytime. There will also be a link-up on all of the hosts’ blogs – put a link to your post so that we can stop by each and every post to leave comments, high fives, good vibes and well wishes. Here’s what we’ll be blogging about.
Fri. | Dec. 1 – #AMonthofFaves [The 2017 Favorites Edition]– eg. to eat, drink, wear, smell, see, do, enjoy, best purchases, most used gift received etc, favorite concert, outdoor activity, place visited, most squee worthy moment of the year.”
So here goes:
About a month ago I decided to actually go through and put together my blog of books that I have read and started documenting reviews of said books. I never realized that in a little less than a month, my world would open up to a whole different community, one where I finally felt “in sync” with since no one in my life is really down to talk books 24/7, although my love of smutty books is well known, and was kindly introduced (through another blogger that I randomly decided to message) to T., a fellow online blogger and bookstagrammer and who has actually been to Baton Rouge pretty recently. 2017 has been great by all means- no hospital stays, no crazy liver diseases, nothing major happened and I really tried to focus on enjoying and living life, by doing the things that make me happy and experiencing things that I enjoy.
So here is my breakdown:
My favorite drink: Well I am from Louisiana, so I do enjoy the adult beverage quite often, but I would have to say my most requested drink has been a French 75. Here is how you make it:
- Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Shake gin, lemon juice, and sugar in a cocktail shaker until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a champagne flute.
- Top with Champagne. Stir gently, garnish with a long, thin lemon spiral and a cocktail cherry.
My favorite food: Also being from LA, I am pretty snobby when it comes to my cajun cooking. My favorite food/most requested food of 2017 is probably anything cajun related- crawfish, crabs, shrimp, you name it and I will likely eat it. I can also do some pretty hefty damage to some crabs if I do say so myself. I also have really enjoyed charbroiled oysters- Oysters on the grill, garlic, butter and parm. AH- MAZE- BALLS.
My favorite smells: I probably have diffused too many things to count this year, but I love the smell of Purification from Young Living Essential Oils. I also really enjoy JOY and Stress Away. I do wear Jimmy Choo perfume everyday but only because B got it for me because it came with the most free things. He knows my heart.
My most used gift: That would be our Ninja Coffee Machine that Sofia Vergara sold to us for 3 easy payments of 49.99 (I actually don’t know what we ended up paying for it, but I know my husband fell for her accent and the coffee machine!). It has a frother and my sister gave us all kinds of flavors to add to our coffee. Barista Bryan (husband) makes the most delicious coffee every Saturday!
Fave place visited: I did travel a lot this year- I went to Florida, Texas, Seattle, Colorado, Tenessee, Cabo and probably more I am not thinking of. But I actually have two favorites- we went to Cabo San Lucas this year and Nashville. I really enjoyed both places as they were places I had not been before. It was fun to get away and relax in the tropics and Nashville was a weekend filled of drinking and catching up with old friends so you can’t beat that!
Squee worthy moments: Getting asked to attend the pediatric liver conference in Seattle as a parent advocate and getting TWO FULL DAYS with my sons doctors one on one. That is a HUGE deal if you are a parent in the medical field. I got to ask them whatever I wanted, pick their brains, but also be recognized for the work I am trying to accomplish by ending the waiting list and seeing better patient outcomes post transplant. Super cool!
Also, just watching the boys grow- nothing better than that and definitely my most favorite of the year!
Do you want to join in on the fun? What are your #mostfavesof2017?